My friend Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of PETA, watched the show and afterwards, came backstage and we caught up on all our news.
I was interested to learn that our Meat Free Monday campaign is mentioned on the PETA website. Ingrid has written to President Obama urging him to turn the White House into a “green” house by adopting the Meat Free Monday initiative.
In her letter, Ingrid points out that “on October 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe. Today, the number of starving people in the world is on a par with the number of obese people in the U.S., and a restriction on meat and dairy-product intake could help tip those scales for the better.”
Many people now agree that Meat Free Monday is a great idea and a simple way for us all to do our bit for the environment. Please tell your friends and help us spread the news on this vital subject.